PNA - Thompson's planetEdit
The page, if it stays, needs a new name (it wasn't Thompson's planet; she just died there) and needs to be rewritten in the proper point of view. This may need to be merged with Unnamed Alpha and Beta Quadrant planets. --From Andoria with Love 10:13, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
- If page titles must be taken from canon then yes, it needs a retitling. I tried to limit the canonic slight by stating first that the planet has no proper name. Yet i think there should be a page to gather what little we know about that world. Every other TOS planet has one - even "Shore Leave Planet"! I notice in the articles relating to the "By Any Other Name" episode that the writers have taken pains to dodge this lacuna. If you merge the page with "Unnamed A&BQ Planets", can there still be links to that world from the various episode articles? (Now i'll try to sign this): drom 10:58, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
In most cases where a planet is unnamed in canon and is not attributed to any specific individual (we could call it something like "Kelvan planet" I guess, but then ppl might confuse it for Kelva). If the page is merged, the info will still be included on the page to which it is merged since whoever merges this article's history should place the info into on the other page. If the page is merged to Unnamed A&BQ Planets, there can still be links to the planet's info. For example, if we call the planet "Kelvan planet" when it's on the Unnamed A&BQ Planets, we can use a direct link, like so: Unnamed Alpha and Beta Quadrant planets#Kelvan colony.
I hope all that made sense... it is pretty early, after all. ;) --From Andoria with Love 11:17, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
- The many deaths among TOS Security Department members could give the impression that their famous red uniforms themselves were jinxed. But death in the other departments of the Operations division was less common, and Thompson was the only female fatality to have worn red.
- Perhaps an interesting note for the episode in question, but completely off-topic here. -- Capricorn 05:10, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Torona IV or an unnamed planetEdit
I changed this page back to identify Torona IV as the planet seen on screen. While it is clear that in the final shooting script, Torona IV name was left out, it is my interpretation that since the planet name was used and seen on screen later on in Generations and is still mentioned in startrek.com, the writers/producers intent here is not to say the planet wasn't Torona IV, rather it was only to make the episode less confusing by leaving the identification of the planet out. And since we accept names from bgsources for unnamed things seen on screen, i think this qualifies. --Pseudohuman (talk) 23:17, November 17, 2012 (UTC)
- There's a huge difference between something being given a name in a script, and the details of a situation changing between script and filmed episode yet you assuming the script situation is still valid. The facts about Jaradan space and the meeting place were completely changed for the final version of the episode, and even if an artifact planet still appeared, it's a huge leap to say that means the script version of the Jaradan's deal can be taken as fact. Startrek.com is not canon, and what it says is probably due to its tendency to get their info from scripts rather then writers and producers. I'm guessing that the art department (not the producers, let alone the writers) working from scripts is also what finally created a canon place called Torana IV in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, compare with this "error".
- To conclude, while I'd be the first to admit that your opinion on the identification of the planet makes absolute sense, it is not supported by anything that is actually canon, and it's wrong to assume. I strongly feel that these changes weren't warranted. -- Capricorn (talk) 04:38, December 1, 2012 (UTC)
I'm not claiming that the script reference is a valid canon reference. I just think since we have this planet article anyways and a valid bg reference source and several apocrypha sources identify it as the planet seen on-screen, and no source gives it another name, it is better to have all the information here instead of creating a section into the unnameds for it. Our canon policy states this is what is done in these cases. --Pseudohuman (talk) 07:17, December 1, 2012 (UTC)
- You're doing more then that though. You are taking a possible two planets, one unnamed one seen in "big goodbye", and one planet seen on a map in GEN, and merge them into one based on a script that's not even consistent with the episode. If the planet seen in the episode was named in the script, you'd be right, that's indeed the policy. But the situation is more complex. Script and episode are in effect two different versions of the story. In the script, the E is said to travel to the Jarada homeworld, while in the episode, the E merely travels to some prearranged point for a rendez-vous, and once we get there we can see that they're in orbit of some planet (there being no mention of a Jaradan homeworld at that or any point in the episode). The assumption that planet we see corresponds to a planet mentioned in a non-final draft of the script may be a small leap, but it's a leap nonetheless. If it helps you to grok my argument, consider this: for all we know the writers changed those lines because they got an idea for returning the Jarada in a later episode, and wanted to establish them as planet-less nomads. In which case your leap might have caused us to conclude something about the species ("they have a homeworld") which the writers explicitly did not want to imply. I was just speculating there of course, but I think it illustrates that unless the script and episode are in line, saying that that planet seen in the episode was that planet featured in, but cut from the script, is essentially a guess rather then a fact. -- Capricorn (talk) 08:22, December 1, 2012 (UTC)
The homeworld bit was apocryphal so i removed that, but I must clarify i am connecting the planets based on startrek.com, which is a valid bg reference source for naming unnamed things seen on screen. --Pseudohuman (talk) 09:18, December 1, 2012 (UTC)
This reference (planet name) is incorrect. Edit
This planet was never named in the TAS episode "The Lorelei Signal".
The closest thing to it was when Scotty stated that the ship was in orbit over the second planet in the Taurean system.
Using other planet 'naming' conventions in Star Trek such as Ceti Alpha V, Cestus III, Janus IV, Talos IV, etc, etc. this planet should be titled Taurean II after the star system it is in.
The name Taurus is definately incorrect - as it is never mentioned at all - while the name for the system is used several times in the episode - the Taurean system. Compounding this error is the fact that another planet - the real Taurus II (in Murasaki 312) is specifically named as such in its TOS episode.
It astounds me that the usually diligent moderators on this site haven't corrected this error. Instead they lazily threw a link to the 'other' planet using the same name (in listings for both planets) - somehow overlooking a major error that was staring them in the face. – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk).
- Please don't assume laziness if something is not named as you think it should be named. For what it's worth, you're correct in stating that this planet was not named in the episode (Transcript). However, I don't think we generally use the descriptive name to name planets after. You earlier edits to the article have probable been reverted because they were incomplete and without explanation. Your suggestion to rename this article to Taurean II should be discussed and weighed against other possibilities here throughout the next few days. -- Cid Highwind (talk) 17:22, May 13, 2013 (UTC)
- There is also an adjective naming convention used in some star systems, like the Bajoran system. --[boxed] (P.O.Box) 23:17, May 13, 2013 (UTC)
- If there is no obvious choice, should MA:RESOURCE apply, and the planet be left unnamed? A merge to Taurean system is a possibility, perhaps with background notes about the possible name[s] of the second planet. --[boxed] (P.O.Box) 23:30, May 13, 2013 (UTC)
- There should be some sort of article here, since there is enough information to sustain one. I suppose we could do something like "Taurean system planet", though that's a little awkward. 31dot (talk) 23:56, May 13, 2013 (UTC)
If this planet was indeed located in the Taurus system, wouldn't the numerous references to the system itself throughout the episode have included that? Such as Scotty stating that they were in orbit around the second planet of the TAURUS system. The name Taurean is used consistently and repeatedly in the episode.
Quite possibly this was an effort by the episode's author - most likely working with a production 'bible' - to be able to use a similar sounding, but different name for the system (or after discovering/being told that the name Taurus had already been taken for an existing system in Star Trek lore, only having to alter the name slightly to please Gene)
Designating it Taurean II is certainly more correct than leaving it named Taurus II for two reasons: One - it is never named specifically in the episode as this (thus making it incorrect). Two - as Spock would point out, there is no logic in naming two completely disimilar planets, in different parts of the galaxy, with the same name (this is exactly why production bibles exist).
Again, while the name Taurean II is also never used in the episode, it follows Star Trek naming convention for other 'unnamed' planets such as Eminiar VII, Cestus III, Talos IV, Ceti Alpha V, and so on. But, I suppose to keep strictly to canon, it should be designated, "Second planet of the Taurean System". lol :D
(P.S. I only implied laziness because the staff usually does terrific work here at MA weeding out mistakes like this. It seems a glaring error that two completely different planets would have the same name (this should have set off a bunch of red flags), yet no one bothered to check that the name Taurus II was ever used officially in the episode, instead just providing a link to the other duplicate name. There was no disrespect intended.) – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk).
- I don't have a problem with this being at Taurean II, as it fits the conventions, and is the term used in the episode. It's entirely conceivable that Taurean is the actual name for the system, and that the name is still a reference to the Taurus sign. Of course, it's also entirely conceivable that some other culture named the system, and the name has nothing to do with the Taurus sign, as the meaning of the word for them is completely different. It is a big galaxy after all. - Archduk3 02:30, May 14, 2013 (UTC)
- Taurean is the adjective formed from the noun "Taurus", just as we have Jovian and Jupiter, Martian and Mars, Uranian and Uranus, Romulan and Romulus. Taurus, in contrast to completely fictional names like Eminiar or Talos, does have a unique adjective that already exists in our language now, it is Taurean. Naming the planet Taurean II would me similar to calling the Romulan homeworld "Romulan" or the Bajoran homeworld "Bajoran XI" which would be unacceptable. In this episode, only the adjective (Taurean) is heard. That doesn't mean, however, based on common naming conventions, that the planet is not normally called "Taurus II". Thus, I oppose a move to Taurean II. --Jörg (talk) 04:38, May 14, 2013 (UTC)
- I think it is a bit misleading to jump from the adjective form to a specific noun. Even if Taurus has the adjectiv form Taurean, it doesn't necessarily follow that the only possible noun form of Taurean must be Taurus. What about "Tauris" or "Taurea", for example? For what it's worth, "Taurean" also seems to be a proper given name (Taurean Green, for example), so the system may have been named after a person, similar to the Marcus system containing Marcus II. --Cid Highwind (talk) 05:12, May 14, 2013 (UTC)
- I think it's worth noting that the amount of content here might be a reason to try and find a solution that doesn't involve the unnamed planets page, but it doesn't exclude that page as an option. So I support moving the page somewhere, with Taurean II being my preference, as I'm more opposed leaving it here than anything else. - Archduk3 06:24, May 14, 2013 (UTC)
Decision made? Edit
So, any decision made on this subject? It's been about two months since the last feedback. Seems like the weight of the discussions falls towards renaming it Taurean II (and away from the non-canon, never heard on screen, already officially used for another planet, 'Taurus II'). – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk).
- For what it's worth, you can count me in the "pro-move" crowd, which would make that three of us (Archduk3, you, me) vs. two leaning against a move (31dot, Jörg). That's only a slight majority, so it would be best if an uninvolved admin could weigh the arguments against each other and decide. -- Cid Highwind (talk) 09:04, July 11, 2013 (UTC)
- Also for what it's worth (a lot less then Cid's proposal I'm guessing :D), I'd merge it into unnamed planets. Ultimatly that's what it is after all, only the system was named. We're discussion which of two very good educated educated guesses is the best, but they remain guesses. I didn't comment on the original discussion because (iirc) I thought there woudn't be much support for that, but heck, seeing as there is now an impasse, maybe it might have some appeal as a compromise position. -- Capricorn (talk) 16:53, July 16, 2013 (UTC)
- Perhaps more, actually. ;) Seeing that there is precedence for having planets on that unnamed list while their system is named (Chin'toka system, for example), I wouldn't mind that outcome either. If anyone thinks that planets always should be named after their system in that case, this discussion would need to be located over there, anyway. -- Cid Highwind (talk) 17:34, July 16, 2013 (UTC)
Looking over how the Chin'toka System planets were handled, I am now in the camp that 'Taurus/Taurean/Taurea II' (lol!) should be treated as an 'unnamed planet' in the Taurean System and handled the same way as those unnamed planets were (which was very good!). Because sticking to canon - - the planet really was never actually named on screen (just as those two in Chin'toka) - - is really what Memory Alpha does best. :) – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk).
Suggestion to merge (from Talk:Serpent's World) Edit
First of all, there's no indication that "Serpent's World" is the official name of the planet, rather then the name of the painting. (maybe Jörg could shed light on that though). And potentially secondly, is it really appropriate to take the name of a Sternbach painting and assume that's also the name of the planet depicted when it becomes a set piece on TNG?
I guess rewriting the page to be about the painting rather then the planet might be an option - although imo it's not the same situation as for example Mona Lisa; these background paintings are not intended to actually represent Sternbach paintings which have survived in the 24th century. -- Capricorn (talk) 10:31, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
- Rick Sternbach described the name as a nickname. I agree. Throwback (talk) 12:04, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
From Talk:Time vortex planet Edit
How I wish that name not be accepted as canon... Edit
Time vortex planet vs. Forever World. You all decide which is better. --ChrisK 19:36, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
- Neither. The first has no basis anywhere, the second is non-canon. --OuroborosCobra talk 19:42, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
It's called "the planet of the Time Vortex, the focus of all the timelines in our glaxy" in "Yesteryear". Thats where "Time Vortex planet" comes from. It's kindof strange that the timelines are limited to one galaxy, but meh. --Bp 09:18, 3 December 2006 (UTC)
Instead of using the half-made up name "Time vortex planet", I suggest we use "Time planet", since that is what the reference books and startrek.com use. --Pseudohuman (talk) 17:15, January 25, 2015 (UTC)
- Since this is actually not a "real name" wouldn't it be better to merge it with Unnamed Alpha and Beta Quadrant planets? Tom (talk) 20:41, January 25, 2015 (UTC)
Bg-names can be used to give an in-universe name for a canonically unnamed thing in MA. And there are plenty of unnamed planets in MA that are just "Race's homeworld" or informal descriptive canon names like "Machine planet" or "Klingon prison planet". Better not to unnecessarily clutter the unnamed planets page me thinks. --Pseudohuman (talk) 23:20, January 25, 2015 (UTC)
- Excluding the "Race's homeworld" convention, descriptive names are most often taken from actual lines in the respective episodes or their scripts. Or that seems to have been the idea, anyway, plenty exceptions have crept in over the years. Personally I'm in favor of either using a bg source name if one is available, or if that's not possible, merging it into the unknown planets as Tom suggested. Both are good existing solutions, whereas "inventing" a name seems arbitrary, and names we make up also have a bad habit of eventually sneaking into fanon, which I think leaves a bit of a bitter taste given that that that's because our reputation for our commitment to canon and accuracy. -- Capricorn (talk) 01:03, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
It would fall to the fan fiction side to interpret the bg-sources that way though. They all state that it is the name for this specific planet. According to Worlds of the Federation, Time Planet is the Federation catalog name for the planet and is used as the name of the planet in the reference book: "The Time Planet is the sole world of a dying red dwarf star...". According to Star Trek Maps, "...the Time Planet was the home millions of years ago to a race of immensely advanced beings..." According to the startrek.com article: "...leaving the planet – loosely referred to as the "Time Planet" – with the Guardian as its only indigenous, sentient resident." and "...showing the past of any planet, with the exception of the Time Planet itself..." --Pseudohuman (talk) 21:45, January 26, 2015 (UTC)
- Any consensus on this discussion? Moving it to "Time planet" is backed by StarTrek.com. Tom (talk) 14:06, March 8, 2015 (UTC)
- Merge with the unnamed planets page. IMO, our bg sources are inventing a name well after the fact just like the apocrypha sources are, and, as I understand it, the exception to naming unnamed things was for things that had a name that just wasn't used for whatever reason. If there aren't any bg sources from at least TAS that mention a name, I think it's best not to choose between what are fundamentally made up after the fact names. - Archduk3 05:45, March 9, 2015 (UTC)